Sunny Day Spray
Tamanu oil (Calophyllum inophyllum), Sesame oil (Sesamum indicum), Emu and Avocado (Persea americana) oils with Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) and Carrot Seed (Daucus carota) essential oils.
Pregnancy/Lactation? Tisserand/Young note that Carrot Seed oil may interfere with gestation: "On the basis of Chinese research, we advise avoidance of carrot seed oil during pregnancy. However the quantities of essential oil used were very high, and an NOAEL for reproductive toxicity may yet be established."
This effective Sunny Day Spray may be applied as needed depending on the length of time in the sun and exposure to water. It may also be beneficial for sunburns.
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage):
Spray into palm and apply over the body as desired. Avoid the eyes. We suggest that Sunny Day Spray be applied frequently or at least every couple of hours and before and after swimming. We make no claims as to it being water-proof or even a sun "screen," but offer it as a skin-nourishing and safe alternative to toxic sunscreens.
Our Sunny Day Spray is formulated with pure, high-quality components and testimonies show it is effective protection against burning when out in the sun for lengths of time. Included in this blend is our Tamanu (Foraha) oil, which is not refined and has a rich vegetable scent. It is antibacterial and good for burns, insect bites/stings, eczema, wounds and is safe internally. Natives have used Tamanu topically for thousands of years to promote smooth, healthy skin. Sesame Seed oil, while not a sun "screen," is a potent antioxidant and is felt to help us tan rather than burn.
Although essential oils have not been scientifically proven to treat sunburn nor protect skin from the sun, many have found, on a practical level, that they do just this.
Lavender essential oil is sometimes referred to as the “universal” oil because of it’s soothing aroma, calming effects on the nerves, amazing remedy for burns and wounds. Many feel that it can decrease the pain of a sunburn and promote healing.
Carrot Seed has a very light scent that is sweet and carrot-like. It is considered one of the best oils to rejuvenate and regenerate skin tissues. It is known to soothe burns, blisters and scars and is a favorite for dry, mature skin.
Consumer Reports Warning on Spray-On Suncreens (of the toxic sort - titanium dioxide is mentioned)
Sun Exposure: Cancer Cause or Part of the Solution? by Elyn Jacobs
1. Fantastic blend! At last a completely natural blend that works. Great job, Linda. - S.E.
2. I used your Sunny Day Spray blend at my yard sale where I was in the sun all day long. I didn't burn at all. I'm so glad for a natural blend I can apply to my face and on my children without a worry at all! Thanks! - D.S.
3. I experimented with Sunny Day Spray when we went to the lake. I only applied it to one arm. Within two hours, the unprotected arm was turning red and feeling burned. After another hour or so I decided to apply the Sunny Day Spray. Later that evening, the only burn I had was on the unprotected shoulder. I kept applying the blend, and it definitely soothed the burn and helped it to heal very quickly. None of our children had burns at all. I'm sold and want to get this in the larger bottle! - L.S.
4. My baby has red hair and is very fair skinned, and we are very happy with how well this blend works for us. No worries; no burns! - R.A.
5. We have previously solely used the Sunny Day Spray with our 18-month-old son (who has Down Syndrome) and we LOVE it.
6. The HEO Sunny Day burn protection has a pleasant smell, has never seemed to irritate his skin and he has never sunburned. This past weekend I was out of HEO Sunny Day Spray, so I used a name-brand SPF 70 sunscreen specifically for babies. It was horrible!!! We've used the name-brand sunscreen 2 separate times. Both times resulted in severely red eyes and huge red circles under his eyes. His nose started running IMMEDIATELY, so much so that on both occasions he vomited up mucus. This was on two separate days. I will never stray away from using HEO Sunny Day Spray again!!!! - Sarah
7. The Sunny Day Spray really works. I used them when we were in the Cayman Islands and we didn't burn at all. - Stacy
PLEASE NOTE: Because we are not interested in submitting our blends to the EPA for approval, we cannot call our Sunny Day Spray blend a "sunscreen."
* Carrot Museum: Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Dr. Elizabeth Plourde explains how commercial sunscreen use actually increases cancer risk. She also talks about how different kinds of sunscreens can cause other problems. Click here to watch her interview.
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Carrot Seed Caution for Pregnancy: Tisserand/Young note that Carrot Seed oil may interfere with gestation: "On the basis of Chinese research, we advise avoidance of carrot seed oil during pregnancy. However the quantities of essential oil used were very high, and an NOAEL for reproductive toxicity may yet be established."
Avoid contact with the eye. Essential oils are lipophilic, meaning they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eye and skin. Essential oils are hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Wiping with carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eye. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your doctor if necessary.
Carrot Seed Caution for Pregnancy: Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, pages 233-234.